This 45-credit Master of Education (Ed.M.) addresses current adult education issues and provides solutions that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

Our curriculum is guided by the Academy of Human Resource Development standards to provide you the skills and knowledge for designing, administering and assessing training programs in a variety of instructional formats.

Two Year Overview with Course Descriptions 

[Note: Program of study and schedules are subject to change]

YEAR 1

Fall

AHE 553 Adult Learning and Development (4 credits) Introduction to key theories, orientations, models, and principles of learning and development in adulthood.

AHE 522: Instructional Technology I (1 credit)  

 

Winter

AHE 533 Needs Assessment and Research (4 credits) Introduction of workplace learning needs assessment (WLNA) principles and practices for individual and collaborative learning groups.

AHE 523: Instructional Technology II (1 credit) 

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit) Application of skills and knowledge relating to adult learning under the supervision and mentorship of a practicing professional.

 

Spring

AHE 531 Instructional Design (4 credits) Designed for instructors, trainers, managers, organizational consultants or others who are responsible for the development of programs and courses in community colleges, the workplace or other settings. Using systems concepts and methods, students will learn to design learner-centered instructional programs and courses.

AHE 524: Instructional Technology III (1 credit) 

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit) Application of skills and knowledge relating to adult learning under the supervision and mentorship of a practicing professional.

 

Summer

AHE 547: Instructional Strategies for Adult Learners (4 credits) Exploration of and practice in using instructional strategies to enhance adult learning. Acquisition of an instructional strategy tool kit as well as a method for evaluating adult learning events. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 60 credits. 

AHE 534 Organization and Systems Theory (4 credits) Introduces principles and practices underlying individual and collaborative work group learning. Participants will learn how to create an environment that promotes effective and efficient workplace learning. 

AHE 525: Instructional Technology IV (1 credit) 

 

YEAR 2

Fall

AHE 549 Ethical and Professional Issues (4 credits) Focuses on issues facing professionals working with adult learners as well as ethical issues relevant to the practice and scholarship in the field. Combines instruction in inquiry-based teaching methods and learning theory with work in professional settings, such as for-profit and non-profit organizations and government agencies. 

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit) Application of skills and knowledge relating to adult learning under the supervision and mentorship of a practicing professional.

AHE 506 – Projects (1 credit)

 

Winter

AHE 532 Program Evaluation (4 credits) Examination of models and methods of evaluating programs, processes, and products in a variety of adult learning settings.

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit) Application of skills and knowledge relating to adult learning under the supervision and mentorship of a practicing professional.

AHE 506 – Projects (1 credits)

 

Spring

AHE 567 Leadership and Human Relations (4 credits) Exploration of multiple theories of leadership in different organizational contexts; synthesize theory with experience to construct a personal framework for leadership practice. 

AHE 510 Internship (1 credit) Application of skills and knowledge relating to adult learning under the supervision and mentorship of a practicing professional.

AHE 506 – Projects (2 credits)